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A well-designed survey can serve as a powerful tool to capture client feedback and measure program outcomes. Although some aspects of survey design may seem like common sense, there are research-based practices that are effective in addressing issues related to low response rates, bias, survey fatigue and data quality. In this workshop, we will share information that will help you learn how to effectively plan and administer surveys, learn how to apply research-based best practices to design effective surveys and…Find out more »
Vision, mission and values statements are essential, but are not substantive enough to compel a prospect to give. Strategic plans are vital as well, but not compelling to read. How, then, do we talk about our organization to prospects and donors? How are we describing the problem our organization addresses and the impact our work creates? What materials do we use to give donors what they really want - An in-depth picture the change their gifts will create! How can…Find out more »
Data management and data analysis are two important contributors to program success. This workshop will introduce you to “easy” or “manageable” approaches to data management and data analysis. In this workshop, we will share information that will help you to determine when to include data management and analysis in your work, as well as, tools and tips on how to set yourself up for success in these areas. Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: • Define the terms “data…Find out more »
Learn the intricacies of the legal and accounting risks with special events. Gain an understanding of how special events (marathons, walks, galas, etc) impact your nonprofit organization. Learn the nuances between the GAAP and tax reporting of special events. Learning Objective: Participants will understand the impacts of the legal and accounting risk for their nonprofit organization. Course Outline: New events Volunteer considerations Legal risk Insurance as a mitigation strategy Sponsorships (Tax and GAAP) Financial reporting Tax compliance Program Level: Basic…Find out more »
Dealing with conflict doesn’t have to be difficult. Most of us have a general understanding of how to deal with conflict, but when was the last time you took a minute to think about the conflict resolution process? By understanding the process of dealing with conflict, we can start to become more aware of our misunderstandings. We can deal with small issues before they become mountains. In this workshop, participants will identify their personal approach to conflict and discuss how…Find out more »
By now, you’re well-aware that building your brand and promoting your organization requires posting on social media, sending emails, writing blog posts, and updating your website. But who has the time? Where do you start? What do you say? What you really need is a plan. This seminar covers the who, what, when, where, and why of cost-efficient, time-efficient content marketing strategy. It helps you to execute an effective content campaign using the resources you already have. Learn how to…Find out more »
Budgeting has its challenges but the result is a valuable tool for your not-for-profit. This course will provide you with an understanding of what a budget is, how a budget is prepared, the methods available to be utilized to compile a budget, and the roles individuals within your organization will play in the budget process. As a not-for-profit, there is an additional layer of complexity due to unique NFP areas, such as in-kind, spending policies, and funding restrictions. We will…Find out more »
Asking for the gift can be intimidating to development professionals, much less executive staff and board members. Yet the process of cultivating and ultimately asking for a major gift cannot be a one-person show, particularly for nonprofits seeking to grow their fundraising revenue. This session offers practical advice to help close major gifts and can be used as a teaching tool to engage organizational leadership. Learning objectives: Asking for major gifts Training volunteers and executive staff to ask Recognizing other…Find out more »
Sales pitches, department updates, board meetings, keynote addresses, toasts, or interviews— every public speaking platform is a place to create connections and activate new opportunities. There are many ways to become a great public speaker; this course will provide tools that help you identify your speaking strengths and polish the areas that need improvement. The seminar covers strategies on how win an audience’s attention, build a strong connection, and make them remember you. Through exercises, you’ll receive personalized feedback in…Find out more »
Come to understand the basic legal and tax concepts for nonprofits, from formation to application, and you will understand why charities do the things they do. Learning Objectives: • To understand the basic legal and governance structure of a nonprofit corporation • To understand the fundamental tax concepts applicable to charities • To be able to recognize and address common governance and tax issues for charities Course Outline: • Nonprofit Structure • Tax Structure • Fiduciary Duties • Good Governance…Find out more »